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Avail the Best Personalized Assisted Living Care in Santa Fe, NM

September 24, 2018 in: Services, Santa Fe Assisted Living,

Have you ever needed someone to help you out with a physical activity?

For instance, taking a shower, attending to nature’s calls, getting out of bed…

We definitely need help when we are babies and too young to take care of ourselves. Likewise, we need it when we are too old or disabled!  

Our goal is to provide the highest quality of assisted living care in Santa Fe, NM.

The Montecito provides assisted living care with a personal touch. Let’s take a look at exactly what we offer to our senior living community members.

1. Professional Wellness Director

The assisted living program at the Montecito is carried out by a Wellness Director along with a physician. They design a firm service plan to fulfill your care needs.

2. Personalized Care for You

Let’s designed a care plan specifically for your needs. It can include many activities from your daily routine to the management of your medication. We also give you a 24 hour emergency system. You will have full support from a professional caregiver. In this way, you will have the comfort to explore many opportunities while your health stays in check.   

3. Dignified Support

We give priority to the dignity of our residents. Holistic care can become a bit embarrassing for some people. Our nurses and doctors care about how you feel, and provide you with the utmost respect. Our care comprises of instructions and support only as per your needs.

We believe in empowering our residents to do things on their own to support self-esteem and confidence.

4. Family-Like Environment

Our retirement community residents are one big family. Within this environment you will be able to enjoy the best care available. You will have a beautiful apartment of your own, access to activities and services needed, as well as fine dining.

All of this while surrounded by people who truly care about you.  What more could we want as human beings?

5. Our Services

Other than the services customized for your needs, the Montecito has the following standard set of assisted living aids:

  • Initial evaluation of your needs to draw an appropriate service plan for you
  • Services of grooming, bathing, dining and dressing
  • Coordination with the physician for upkeep of health
  • Availability of medical supplies and pharmacy on site
  • Monitoring and administration of medication
  • Nursing staff is available 24 hours
  • Concierge desk is available 24 hours
  • Emergency call system is available 24 hours
  • Safety bars are installed in all showers.
  • Each apartment is equipped with the latest security systems such as smoke detectors and sprinkler systems
  • You get full access to El Centro
  • A private Arjo spa room
  • Fine dining includes 3 meals in a day to keep your nutrition in check
  • Fitness activities are a regular part of the assisted living routine
  • Multiple recreational programs for your entertainment
  • Weekly housekeeping services
  • Weekly laundry services
  • All basic utilities other than phones and internet

Our objective is to make you as independent as possible with all the above facilities at your disposal. If you'd like, you can check out what some of our residence are saying!

Join our community today and live freely!

The Montecito Senior Living – An Experience Like No Other!

September 17, 2018 in: Services, Senior Housing, Santa Fe Assisted Living,

Have you ever had a completely empty schedule? You may enjoy it for a day or two but eventually you would rather have a full day. The same is the case with our elderly!

It’s not enjoyable for most to have large gap in our calendars.

We, at the Montecito, understand this perfectly well. Our retirement community calendar is always filled with fun activities.

Let’s take a look at what we have to offer for our resident senior living!

Plan for the Weekends

We plan activities for every day of the week including the weekends. Our Art Studio stays open between 10 am to 4 pm every Saturdays and Sundays for all community members. An Activities Assistant stays on-site for the initial few hours of the day, to help the arriving members in choosing from a selected number of activities.

On both days of the weekend, there is an outing arranged for those members of the community who have RSVP. It can be to a Church or to a Mall, depending on popular choice of the visitors!

Weekday Schedule

Just like a normal working day, we make sure our residents live the weekdays to the fullest. Each day begins at 9 am sharp and ends with an activity at 5.30 pm.

We begin each day in the News Room. After watching news, a different activity is prepared to support the mental and physical health.

We offer the following activities during weekdays:

  • A walk-about for all the members who can walk without assistance
  • Dotti’s Clothing Solutions
  • Scrabble
  • Flower arranging activity
  • Activity of pruning and preening plants
  • Book Discussion Group
  • Sittercise for physically challenged elderly folks
  • Free wheelchair repair or Del Norte Walker
  • Mahjong Club
  • Beginner-level Blackjack
  • Happy hour with Guitar
  • Studio hour
  • Fam Jam – OW
  • Mandala Shading
  • BINGO!
  • Pictionary
  • Nail Trimming Hour
  • A fun concert or show in the Starlight Lounge
  • Puzzle hour
  • Dancing activity in the Starlight Lounge
  • Clay Class
  • UNO
  • UKE 101
  • Brain Teasers
  • Monday Movie Madness (for Mondays only)
  • Billiards
  • Mexican Train Dominoes

All of the above activities are distributed over the weekdays in a month.

A Regular Fitness Schedule

Fitness exercises are extremely important.

Some of the main fitness exercises include the following:

  • Morning Chair Fitness
  • Strength and Mobility
  • Open Gym
  • Senior Boxing Conditioning
  • Yoga
  • Rock Steady Boxing (Level 1, 2, 3 & 4)
  • Tai Ji Quan

Birthday Lunches

Something fun we do is each member of the community can have their birthdays added to the month’s birthday board through the activities department. Every member who has their name on the board gets invited to the birthday lunch of other members listed on the board.

Visit our website to review our community calendar.

We welcome all new members with open arms!  

Starlight Lounge & Garbos Restaurant – A Review

September 10, 2018 in: Services, Santa Fe Assisted Living,

Imagine the bliss of being full of yummy food, enjoying a good cabaret… Starlight Lounge & Garbos Restaurant is your go-to place for such an awesome retreat.

The Montecito Santa Fe senior living has the best lounge in town for adults and elderly alike to sit back and relax!

Let’s take a look at our most prominent features - food, drinks and ambiance!

Savor the Flavors Served by Our Executive Chef

After enjoying great success at Le Cordon Bleu and the Four Seasons in Scottsdale, Chef Arnold Arvizo has joined the Montecito. He has brought his taste and expertise to our tables. The dishes he prepares are not only delicious, they are also aesthetically pleasing.

You can choose from a large variety of vegan and gluten-free dishes. In fact, if you are following a strict diet for managing your weight, you wouldn’t find a more accommodating facility.

You can even request low sugar, low salt and low fat diets from us! Whether you are a resident of the senior living at the Montecito or you have arrived as a guest for a short while, you simply won’t forget our food! It is an experience you will remember for life.

The best part about our restaurant is you don’t just get to see pictures of food in a menu when deciding on your order. You actually get to experience the whole dish before you eat it!

We put plates of cooked dishes from our menu on display for people who are visiting us for the first time. You can pick your favorite dish without hesitation because your senses have already explored it. All you need now is a taste!

There couldn’t be a better place than Garbo’s for planning a special event. We host all kinds of parties including but not limited to weddings, birthday parties, Bar and Bat Mitzvah and all corporate events.

We also cater in-house meals for our guests.

You can choose your favorite space from the Oscar Wilde Theatre, Capote Library, The Starlight Lounge & back patio for holding your private event. We have the whole club house available for you to make your pick!

Our food may lure you to our clubhouse but our hospitality and the beauty keep you coming back!

Excellent Valet Service

You can roll into the resort in style and use our swift valet services. Our valet parking is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Enjoy a Natural view

The club is surrounded by natural beauty. It has a range of about 15 acres of space filled with mountains. Among them there are well-crafted walking paths. You and your partner would love the solitude and the incredible beauty of the surrounding valleys. There couldn’t be a more ideal place for a romantic evening!

Contact us today to book the most memorable event of your life!

Assisted Living Facility Selection: 3 Mistakes to Avoid

August 13, 2018 in: Senior Housing, Santa Fe Assisted Living,

When you start your search for assisted living facilities, you want to make sure that that the facility will meet the needs of the seniors that will be living there, whether it's your parents or another close relative.

It will be a decision that will change their lives and yours as well. It's therefore important that you go in with a fair idea what to expect. Here are some things that you should avoid doing when you search for an assisted living facility:

1.Not Focusing on Quality Care

This is not just about the perception of high price and great features, like grand furniture and pretty landscaping. It's about the quality of healthcare the facility can provide. It can be devastating if you have to move your seniors from one facility to the next because of indifferent care.

Compare different facilities before you transfer the seniors to the facility. Be realistic about who will provide them with better care. During visits to the assisted living facility, you should pay attention to how happy the staff and residents are. If you can talk to the residents in private during your visit, that will provide you the insight you need.

2.Choosing Proximity over Quality

Many families place a great deal of emphasis on and assisted living facility that is close to their house. This isn't always practical.

You might have the best intentions at heart, such as visiting your parents on a daily basis. But if you chose a place is not the ideal place for your parents because it is close, you are doing them a disservice..

3.Choosing for Old Parents Instead of New

The title of this section may sound insensitive, but it’s reality that behavior starts to change as we grow older. Why it may be tempting to stay in your comfort zone about this, reality may be different. You have to account for any behavior changes your parents maybe showing when you choose an assisted living facility.

Suppose, god-forbid, that your parents have dementia. They may have socialized a certain way before they had it, but now they may get frightened in social scenarios, and that's completely normal. You just need to make sure that your assisted living facility accounts for this change of behavior, and treats them with respect and dignity, by providing better care to them.

If you would like to know more, please visit us at Montecito, Santa Fe.

Meet the People Who Make The Montecito Tick

June 20, 2018 in: Santa Fe Assisted Living,

Linda Krauss is the Internal Operations/HR Director/Business Office Manager at The Montecito Santa Fe. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY Linda moved into New York City in her early 20’s where she had a successful career in the Food & Beverage industry, and then as a Director and Producer of Off-Off Broadway shows and Cabaret. After visiting Santa Fe with friends in 1987, Linda was determined to move there at some point. That point became a reality in 1994 when she decided she was ready for a change.

What is the best part of your job?

The best part of my job is having such a beautiful environment to work in every day with an amazing team of people.

What is your favorite part about the Montecito?

I book all the live music for the Starlight Lounge at night. With my theatre background I created the stage environment, sound and lighting on stage so this is my favorite part of The Montecito.

Can you tell us about a great interaction with one of the Montecito residents?

Every resident has a story to tell and hearing about their lives is always the interactions that I look forward to. One outstanding story was with a resident who was a successful painter in Greenwich Village in the 50’s – 70’s. Her friends included writers Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, and the painter Andrew Pollack. The stories of their parties and life in the Village in the 50’s were mesmerizing.

Why do you think Montecito is the best Senior Living center in Santa Fe?

I know that the Montecito Santa Fe is the premier Senior Living Community because I see how happy our residents are living lives that are fulfilling and exciting.

The Best Parts about Living in Santa Fe

April 13, 2018 in: Santa Fe Community Events, Santa Fe Assisted Living, Events/Things to do,

Santa Fe is the second-oldest city of America and the “oldest and highest capital city” of the United States. It was founded back in 1610. It is located at the foundation of the Rocky Mountains in north-central New Mexico and this city has 4 seasons. This is the reason why it is the best place for those that find pleasure in outdoor activities. 

While it offers many outdoor experiences, Santa Fe is rich in history, culture, food, and much more. The residents of this city have the opportunity to experience some of the greatest things in the country. In this case, here are the best parts about living in Santa Fe.

Santa Fe Railyard

It has almost been 7 years since Railyard has reopened. A 50-acre area residential, social, and commercial district has become the most popular destination for tourists and residents. This location has many restaurants, antique stores, art galleries, and the yearlong Santa Fe Farmer’s Market that has become the biggest farmer’s market of New Mexico.

Guadalupe District

This district is right next to the Railyard and it is the oldest neighborhood of Santa Fe. Whether you want to go shopping or art gallery hopping, this district has it all! The most popular attraction is the Santuario de Guadalupe (this was a historic church that has been turned into a history and art museum) that features the famous oil painting called Our Lady of Guadalupe by Jose de Alzibar.

Santa Fe Opera

Opera fans get attracted to the Santa Fe Opera, which is why it has become one of the premier summer opera festivals of America. The performances are done in the Crosby Theatre (“state-of-the-art, open-air theater) and the Prelude Talks (these are done before the performances) are done in the Stieren Orchestra Hall.  

Santa Fe University of Art and Design

The upcoming generation is coming to Santa Fe to become creative individuals by attending the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. Although it is located 4 miles away from downtown, this university has many degree programs that include graphic design, contemporary music, photography, arts management, creative writing, and film, making it a popular choice.


This restaurant is a fine-dine place in Santa Fe. Geronimo is located in near the Borrego House, built by Geronimo Lopez in 1756. The menu of this restaurant changes according to the season, the favorite dish is the mesquite-grilled Maine lobster tails and the telicherry rubbed elk tenderloin.

Santa Fe National Forest

The Santa Fe National Forest is another thing that makes Santa Fe so great. This forest is full of spruce, aspen, ponderosa, and fir trees that are spread vastly across the forest until the Santa Fe Ski Basin. There are parks, picnic spots, and campgrounds for people that want to experience true wildlife!

For those that enjoy history, culture, and great food, Santa Fe is the hub of it all. All the points mentioned are what make Santa Fe, and living in this city is that much more great.

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